2017 N.S. Migration Bird Count

Saturday, May 13, was a very pleasant day for
counting migrating birds. Although cloudy and
cool in the morning (2 C overnight in
Cambridge), it cleared and warmed quickly (high
of 20 C). The winds picked up in the afternoon
to brisk.
Seventeen field observers and five feeder
watchers saw 99 species in Eastern Kings
county that day. Only two birds (Cowbird and
Indigo bunting) were seen at feeders and not in
the field. 59 party hours were spent in the field
walking (and biking) 94 km and 25 hours driving
about 300 km.

 Bird Species Regular Feeder
Canada Goose 40 0
Wood Duck 2 0
American Black Duck 13 0
Mallard 133 0
Northern Shoveller 1 0
Green-winged Teal 1 0
Lesser Scaup 2 0
Surf Scoter 1 0
Hooded Merganser 5 0
Ring-necked Pheasant 76 1
Ruffed Grouse 12 0
Common Loon 5 0
Double-crested Cormorant 6 0
Turkey Vulture 1 0
Osprey 2 0
Bald Eagle 37 0
Northern Harrier 2 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 0
Red-tailed Hawk 14 0
Merlin 1 0
Peregrine Falcon 2 0
Sora 1 0
Killdeer 1 0
Spotted Sandpiper 2 0
Greater Yellowlegs 1 0
Lesser Yellowlegs 1 0
Wilson’s Snipe 2 0
Black Guillemot 2 0
Ring-billed Gull 1 0
Herring Gull 568 0
Iceland Gull 2 0
Glaucus Gull 1  0
Great Black-backed Gull 62 0
Rock Pigeon 28 0
Mourning Dove 84 11
Barred Owl 6 2
Chimney Swift 10 0
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 1
Belted Kingfisher 4 0
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20 0
Downy Woodpecker 44 5
Hairy Woodpecker 16 2
Northern Flicker 78 5
Pileated Woodpecker 10 1
Least Flycatcher 6 0
Eastern Phoebe 4 0
Eastern Kingbird 2 0
Blue-headed Vireo 71 0
Red-eyed Vireo 4 0
Blue Jay 210 11
American Crow 315 7
Common Raven 133 2
Tree Swallow 56 4
Barn Swallow 59 0
Black-capped Chickadee 195 9
Boreal Chickadee 1 0
Red-breasted Nuthatch 35 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 7 2
Winter Wren 7 0
Golden-crowned Kinglet 9 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 0
Swainson’s Thrush 2 0
Hermit Thrush 17 0
American Robin 242 7
Gray Catbird 5 0
European Starling 280 8
Cedar Waxwing 69 0
Ovenbird 95 0
Northern Waterthrush 24 0
Black-and-white Warbler 37 0
Nashville Warbler 2 0
Common Yellowthroat 2 0
American Redstart 1 0
Northern Parula 41 0
Magnolia Warbler 4 0
Blackburnian Warbler 1 0
Yellow Warbler 18 0
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 0
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4 0
Palm Warbler 17 0
Yellow-rumped Warbler 106 0
Black-throated Green Warbler 16 0
Chipping Sparrow 35 0
Vesper Sparrow 2 0
Savannah Sparrow 34 0
Song Sparrow 274 2
Swamp Sparrow 2 0
White-throated Sparrow 48 3
Dark-eyed Junco 30 2
Northern Cardinal 24 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 10 4
Indigo Bunting 0 1
Bobolink 1 0
Red-winged Blackbird 176 3
Common Grackle 146 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 1
Purple Finch 71 16
American Goldfinch 228 39
Evening Grosbeak 17 0
House Sparrow 1 0
Waterfowl Species 10 0
Gull species 22 0
Flycatcher species 1 0
Warbler species 1 0
Total Number of Individual Birds 4543
Total Species 99
Feeder Watching
Time (hours) 4.7
Kilometers
Regular Observers
Time walking (hours) 59.2
Kilometers 92.2
Time Driving (hours) 25
Kilometers 299.6